The Christmas season is one of the best times to cruise. Booking cruise travel during this season may be a bit more expensive than all other occasions, but the all-inclusive vacation experience definitely makes up for it. Also, if it is a mix between stressful Christmas cleaning and cooking in front of a cruise to the main destinations in the world, we already know which is the best option, right?

One of the best cruise destinations during Christmas time is the Danube. Navigating the eastbound route from Prague to Vienna is a luxury that appeals to many travelers, and in this article, we’ll summarize the main reasons.

Sailing down the Danube in December makes the atmosphere more festive.
According to many travelers, the river seems to be most charming during the Christmas season. Whether it’s the overall jovial mood or the crisp winter air, cruises have more fun sailing this time of year than any other time of year. For whatever reason, the quaint little towns, baroque architecture, stained glass windows, and frescoes look more exceptional than they already are. Another advantage of traveling in December is that many of the major cruise lines offer onboard festivities to their guests, especially on all-inclusive vacation deals.

Guests can enjoy a showcase of the best sights and structures in Europe.
Traveling in Europe is always a delightful experience, but traveling by cruise offers tourists a better vantage point. Passing charming towns is always a victory if what you are looking for is beauty. If you are a history buff, you will be fascinated by guided tours to some of the most famous historical sites such as Slovakia, Vienna and many other cities. Some vacation deals even include private tours of the libraries of Prague’s baroque monasteries. If you are interested in having a deeper exploration of Europe, you should definitely take the next eastbound Danube cruise!

It gives cruises a shopping experience like no other.
Christmas is still and always will be the season for giving, which makes a cruise on the Danube more timely. Throughout the journey, you will have the opportunity to visit charming Christmas markets. Be sure to include a few Christmas specials on your shopping list, like Glühwein (Christmas mulled wine) and Lebkuchen (a gingerbread-like baked Christmas cake) to send some European love to your friends and family back home. Almost all all-inclusive vacation deals include stopovers at various Christmas markets, so you know that the best Christmas present of your life really awaits you!

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